The Chronic Pain Marriage-Go-Round

I have long asked the spouses/ partners of my chronic pain patients to participate in the DOC project (“Direct your Own Care”—my step-by-step method that allows patients to take control of their treatment plan). One reason is that partners of chronic pain patients also experience suffering—they have their own broken … Read More

Escaping Your Family – The Crab Bucket

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It is documented in the medical literature that having a family member on disability was a significant risk factor for becoming disabled. I did not initially understand this connection but now know it is powerful. It centers around how you learn your family patterns. The initial download to your brain … Read More